Welcome Ms twisted to the forum. I'm glad you brought your bf's issue to this forum. I too, would encourage him to post here himself as well. It may alleviate some of the sadness to
open up and vent a little in person.
My question to you, is why hasn't he tried a pain management specialist? He obviously has pain and those physicians can perform the tests he needs as well as prescribe medication to alleviate the pain to help him with his suffering. Give this some thought.
I'm sorry both of you are going through this. I too was laid up in bed for two years with back pain and no clear cut reason for the pain. Finally a fifth CAT scan showed something and I went in for the surgery, which revealed a whole lot more, scar tissue, further stenosis and foramen impinging on the nerve root. After surgery, I needed physical therapy for one year due to the fact I had lost all my strength to my muscles from being laid up in bed for so long.
I will pray that you will find answers and treatment and for a light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck!
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